hosted by the West Baton Rouge Parish Library and West Baton Rouge Museum
Friday, October 27th from 5:30 – 8:00pm, Free
From 5:30 – 6:55 p.m., enjoy vintage games, craft making, concerts in the courtyard featuring the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society and in front of the Arbroth Plantation Store featuring the Port Allen High School Alumni Band, a visit from LSU’s Tiger H.A.T.S. Dogs dressed in costume, a West Baton Rouge Parish Library Robot activity, and trick-or-treating at the historic houses on the museum’s six acre campus. The Halloween Celebration also recognizes October as Fire Prevention Month. The West Baton Rouge Fire Department will be present to demonstrate “Stop, Drop and Roll” fire safety techniques and will provide families an opportunity to practice them in its smoke house trailer.
At 7:00 p.m., the fun doesn’t end! Everyone is invited to have a seat under the stars for the grand finale’ featuring a live animal performance entitled “Creepy Freaky Animals and Why They Are,” presented by Zoo Zoom: The Little Zoo on Wheels. The audience will have an opportunity for limited contact with some of the animals at the end of the show.
The Library and Museum have jointly sponsored annual Halloween festivities since 1993. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 North Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, visit the Library’s Facebook page, http://www.wbrpl.com/ or call the Library at (225)342-7920, Ext. 227, 224, or 231 and visit the museum’s website, www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call (225)336-2422 Ext. 15.
“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.
Student and judges’ registration is now open at www.louisianahistoryday.org for this competition that will be held at West Baton Rouge Museum. Finalists will move on to state at the National WWII Museum in April and potentially to Nationals in D.C. this summer!
The West Baton Rouge Museum will open registration for the 2018 Teachers’ Institute on Monday, March 26, 2018. The two-day summer professional development series is designed for in-service K-12 teachers across all subject areas. This summer will be the twelfth year the museum is offering this professional development program. Participants will produce a theme-based lesson with the help of museum staff and special guests for use in their classrooms. They will also receive classroom resource materials, a certificate of participation, and a $100 stipend upon completion of all
institute activities and assignments. Daily lunches are provided. The Teachers’ Institute is limited to 25 participants. Availability is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration forms may be downloaded from by clicking this link or picked up at the museum. Completed forms may be faxed to (225) 336-2448 or emailed to Museum Educator, Gwenn LaViolette, at
[email protected]. For more information, please call Museum Educator, Gwenn LaViolette at (225) 336-2422 x16.
The parade will conclude with a ceremony and reception at the West Baton Rouge Museum. FREE.